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Suzanna Guzman/LA Opera

Suzanna Guzmán’s Don't Be Afraid: It's Just Opera! has been performed for over 200,000 students nationwide. She exaggerates and makes fun of operatic stereotypes, tearing down barriers and inviting students into her world. Her show features music from Gianni Schicchi and Madame Butterfly by Giaccomo Puccini, The Barber of Seville by Giacchino Rossini and Carmen by Georges Bizet. Ms. Guzmán has volunteers help with a "picture-title" (rather than subtitle) translation of an aria from Madame Butterfly. Accompanied by a pianist in the role of “The Maestro,” she teaches the basics of the opera experience as well as highlighting the talented people involved in making a performance work.

Suzanna Guzmán is a principal artist with the Los Angeles Opera and has appeared in the operas Giulio Cesare, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Florencia en el Amazonas, Gianni Schicchi Peter Grimes, The Marriage of Figaro, Faust to name a few. She has also appeared as soloist with many other American and international opera companies. These include the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, Dresden Opera, Opera de Nice, and Grand Theatre de Geneve. Ms. Guzmán was a featured soloist on the Grammy-nominated album for best classical album for Carlos Chavez Volume 3 with Southwest Chamber Music, soprano Alba Quezada and Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico.

Under the direction of Placido Domingo, the Los Angeles Opera is a resident company at the Music Center and one of the most renowned opera companies in the world. In addition to award-winning productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Opera offers numerous educational and community programs.


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